Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship, DMFT

Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship Specialization

Successfully running a counseling practice isn’t what most mental health care practitioners learn to do while gaining expertise in their fields. As a result, many gifted therapists and counselors see their dreams of private practice evaporate. The Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship Specialization is designed to prepare you to manage the business aspects of a clinical practice or use your expertise in an entrepreneurial fashion. In this specialization, you will focus your course projects, internship work, and dissertation research on issues broadly related to small business development and entrepreneurship. Twelve (12) credit hours of coursework are devoted to small business development and entrepreneurship. A unique aspect of this specialization is that you may select up to two of your four specialization courses from the School of Business or Psychology.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
DMFT 60 20 48 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
  • Develop competence in working with diverse populations in academic, clinical, supervision and research settings.
  • Appraise clinical skills and ethical behaviors in systemic therapy and supervision.
  • Produce applied research in the field of marriage and family therapy through independent research.
  • Develop professional expertise in an area of specialization related to the field of marriage and family therapy.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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